New Weave

Contemporary Approaches To The Traditions Of Weaving

6 February – 29 March 2014

Object: Australian Design Centre presents New Weave: Contemporary Approaches to the Traditions of Weaving. An exhibition of the handmade to be shown at Object Gallery from 6 February to 29 March 2014.  

New Weave pushes the boundaries of the woven form: artists and designers re-appropriating traditional weaving techniques, using different materials to create intricate and striking wearables, objects and installations. From the sculptural fibre vessels of Lorraine Connelly-Northey to Jenni Kemarre Martiniello’s work in glass, to other works in wood, textiles and paper, weaving will leap off the loom and into the future. 

Curated by guest curator Lisa Cahill (who co-curated the Australian component of the Triennale of Craft in Kanazawa, Japan for Object) and Object’s own Carrie Mulford, New Weave explores the common language of weaving, showing how it can be used to create new forms by hand that are produced in different ways using collaboration, technology and methods of manufacturing.

Featuring the work of: Alana Clifton-Cunningham, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Edward Linacre, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Rachel Park and from Courtesy of the Artist, Pennie Jagiello and Bin Dixon Ward.

Watch below a video interview with Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, discussing her process and inspiration.